This post is all about the best salt dough crafts for adults that are easy to do, creative, and look classy and beautiful.


Salt dough crafts are a great way to let your creative side out. Not only are they fun and easy to make, but they can also be used to create some amazing pieces of art that you can display at home or give as gifts.

The main reason I love salt dough crafts so much? You don’t need to be an artist to make beautiful creations with this simple dough. In fact, salt dough is so versatile, you can make just about anything you can imagine!

In this post, I’ll show you some of the amazing things you can make with salt dough, how to make salt dough ornaments, as well as answer some of the most frequently asked questions about salt dough projects.

So whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a beginner, I hope you’ll find some inspiration here to try your hand at some flour salt dough crafts!


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How long do salt dough ornaments last?

Assuming they’re stored in a cool, dry place, salt dough ornaments can last indefinitely.

Yes, you heard that right! I know a lot of people who have salt dough ornaments that are decades old, having been passed from one generation to another, and are still in great condition!

Is it better to bake or air dry salt dough?

It really depends on what you’re looking to make. If you want something that will be lightweight and fragile (like salt dough leaves), then air drying is the way to go. But if you’re looking for something that’s more durable (like salt dough ornaments), then baking is the way to go.

You can also make salt dough crafts in the microwave.

Check out this post on how to make microwave salt dough!



How do you seal salt dough ornaments?

Once your salt dough creations are baked and cooled, you can seal them with mod podge or craft varnish, to make them shiny and protected from the elements. You can also paint them with acrylic paints if you want to add some color as well as do some basic-level sealing.


What can I make with salt dough?

This post will show you how to make easy handprint ornaments, gift tags, pet paw prints, stamped hearts, salt dough candle holders, old-fashioned salt dough ornaments, and salt dough holiday ornaments.


Best Salt Dough Crafts for Adults:

1. Handprint Ornaments
It’s always fun to look back on how tiny your kids’ hands and feet once were! What better way to remember those precious moments than by creating some salt dough handprint ornaments?

These make for great gifts for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone else who loves your kiddos as much as you do!

salt dough crafts for adults

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2. Gift Tags
Whether it’s Christmas, a birthday, or just because, these salt dough gift tags are a thoughtful and unique way to personalize a present.

And the best part is, they’re so easy to make! I like to customize them with the initials of the gift recipient, but you can get creative and personalize them however you want.

salt dough gift tags

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3. Pet Paw Prints
If you’re a pet owner, then you know how much our furry friends become part of the family. So why not commemorate their paw prints with some salt dough paw print ornaments?

These make for great gifts for pet lovers, and they’re sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

salt dough paw print for adults to make

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4. Stamped Hearts
I made a couple of these salt dough stamped hearts for my significant other last Valentine’s Day, and they turned out so cute!

If you’re looking for a simple but thoughtful gift for your loved one, then these are definitely worth trying. They’re super easy to make too!

salt dough valentines day ornaments

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5. Candle Holders
These absolutely gorgeous candle holders look like they came straight out of a Disney movie! But I’m here to tell you, they’re actually salt dough candle holders that anyone can make.

If you’re looking for a unique and stylish way to spruce up your home décor, then give these a try. You won’t be disappointed!

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Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments:

6. Modern Ornaments
Is your Christmas tree looking a little bare? These modern salt dough ornaments are the perfect way to add some extra flair! The gold foil adds a bit of chic and they’re so simple to make.

Just choose your favorite shapes and sizes, and get creative with the painting. Some popular design ideas are stars, hearts, and little houses.

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7. Christmas Garland
This salt dough garland is the perfect way to add a homemade touch to your Christmas décor.

It’s simple and elegant, and it looks great above the fireplace or in between the doorway. Plus, it’s a great activity to do with kids! They’ll love getting their hands messy and shaping the dough into different holiday-themed shapes.

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8. Gingerbread Ornaments

Don’t be fooled by these gingerbread ornaments, even though they look good enough to eat, they certainly aren’t edible. They do however look super cute and will make your Christmas tree look totally adorable!

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9. Mini Houses

These adorable tiny salt dough houses can be used as holiday centerpieces by placing them on your fireplace mantle or scattered around your house. You could even paint them in the colors of your own house to make a mini version of your home.

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10. Cut-Out Star

Easy to create cut-out stars that are decorated with bells and ribbons and look classy and chic on any Christmas tree.

You could even copy this idea and make cut-out hearts instead of stars for Valentine’s Day ornaments and decorate with pink ribbons!

salt dough holiday ornaments

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I hope you got some inspiration from this list of salt dough crafts for grown ups.

If you love arts and crafts, then you’re sure to love these salt dough crafts for the elderly! They’re so much fun to make, and the possibilities are endless.

And since they’ll last forever with proper care, you can always look back on your creations and remember the good times. So what are you waiting for? Get creative and start making some salt dough creations of your own!


Which salt dough ornaments for adults will you be trying out?


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